Biela: Anything can happen at this track

Three-times Le Mans winner Frank Biela makes his return to a DTM car in this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours, and says that racing on the daunting 14-mile Nordschleife circuit is like no other challenge in the sport

Biela: Anything can happen at this track

Biela, who won the DTM in 1991, will race a modified Audi TT-R in the classic German event - the very car with which Laurent Aiello won last year's DTM title.

"On this circuit anything can happen," he said. "If you push the car too much on the places where there are bumps and compressions then you will cause problems with it. You have to find a good pace to keep in touch with the leaders. You are not going to win this race in the first 10 or 12 hours, you're going to win it in the last four or six hours.

Biela's team-mate Christian Abt, one of the leading drivers in the DTM of today, has also taken charge of the 24 hour project in his dual capacity as technical director of the Abt Sportsline squad.

"One could almost say that we have built two completely new cars for the 24 hours," he said. "The material stresses on the Nordschleife are incomparable with any other circuit. For the car's components, one hour on the Nordschleife is definitely more demanding than half a season in the DTM."

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